A plea for help for a domestic daughter by a non-domestic mother
posted by: Amber Johnson
Already at 7, my daughter Hadley’s domestic prowess is surpassing my own. Her fuel was fired when she returned home from visiting my parents at Christmas with many of my domestic goddess mother’s crafting items in tow.
A glue gun!
Weird netting stuff I don’t know what to call it!
Those are her exclamation marks, not mine.
Hadley loves to disappear into her room and create for hours on end. I marvel at her imagination and I fully support these endeavors so long as I don’t need to take part in them.
The problem is, now she’s bugging me to show her how to use all these treasures. If you’re just tuning in, though I love to cook, crafting ain’t my cup of tea (as was evidenced by my Super Saturday sufferings.)
Last week, she took my carnage to a new level when she came downstairs and modeled a skirt that she had fashioned out of an old basket liner.
I suppose I should have been excited and proud. I mean, talk about industrious! But if we’re being honest here, my initial thought was “OH CRAP. NOW I’M GOING TO HAVE TO LEARN TO SEW SO I CAN TEACH HER?!”
My New Year’s resolution list is suddenly look very long and dreary.
Do your kids have passions you don’t share? Do you know how to sew or where we can learn? Or more importantly, will you teach my daughter for me? 🙂